On This Day

What Happened on August 11, 1919

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Green Bay Packers football club founded by George Calhoun and Curly Lambeau - named after sponsor Indian Packing Company

NFL Head Coach Curly Lambeau
NFL Head Coach
Curly Lambeau
  • Weimar Republic begins in Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • Ginette Neveu, French violinist (d. 1949)
  • June Hutton [Cowan], American pop vocalist (The Pied Pipers: Afterglow), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1973)
  • Luis Olmo, pioneering Puerto Rican NBA player (Brooklyn Dodgers), born in Arecibo (d. 2017)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestAndrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie, Scottish-American industrialist, steel tycoon, philanthropist and one of the richest Americans ever, dies of bronchial pneumonia at 83

Industrialist and Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie
Industrialist and Philanthropist
Andrew Carnegie

1919 Highlights

About August 11, 1919

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 101 years, 3 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Leo